Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
Hey friend, if you are reading this, please forgive my omission, after going through this mail, I promise to be a true friend in words and deed.
Enjoy this piece;
(B)elieves in "you"
(C)all you just to say "HI!"
(D)on't give up on you.
(E)nvision the whole of you (even the unfinished parts).
(F)orgive your mistakes.
(I)nvite you over
(J)ust to "be" with you.
(K)eep you close at heart.
(L)oves you for who you are.
(M)akes a difference in your life.
(P)icks you up,
(Q)uiets your fears,
(R)aises your spirit,
(S)ays nice things about you,
(T)ells you the truth when you need to hear it,
(W)alks beside you,
(X)-plains thing you don't understand,
(Y)ells when you won't listen, and
(Z)aps you back.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
What do you desire? Success, financial breakthrough, good health, healing, good job, freedom from oppression, children, marriage, love? Your desire for any of these must be so great for you to have them, because no substitute or stand-in can take the place of desire. It is either you want it or you don’t. You must know what you want, and then you must want what you want with a passion so intense and so strong that failure or defeat remains an unavailable option. When you know this and practice it, then the sky is the limit for what you can achieve with the power of desire behind you.
I once read somewhere that no amount of adversity can hold back a success-conscious individual, the same, as one cannot prop up a failure-conscious individual. You win or lose because you commit to one or the other.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
A young boy was sitting on a park bench with one hand resting on an open Bible and loudly exclaiming his praise to God. "Hallelujah! Hallelujah! God is great!" he yelled without worrying whether anyone heard him or not. Shortly after, along came a man who had recently completed some studies at a local university. Feeling himself very enlightened in the ways of truth and very eager to show this enlightenment, he asked the boy about the source of his joy. "Hey" asked the boy in return with a bright laugh, "Don't you have any idea what God is able to do? I just read that God opened up the waves of the Red Sea and led the whole nation of Israel right through the middle."
The enlightened man laughed lightly, sat down next to the boy and began to try to open his eyes to the "realities" of the miracles of the Bible. "That can all be very easily explained. Modern scholarship has shown that the Red Sea in that area was only 10-inches deep at that time. It was no problem for the Israelites to wade across."
The boy was shocked. His eyes wandered from the man back to the Bible opened on his lap. The man, content that he had enlightened the poor, naive boy to the finer points of scientific insight, turned to go. Scarcely had he taken two steps when the boy began to rejoice and praise louder than before.
The man turned to ask the reason for this resumed jubilation.
“ Wow!” exclaimed the boy happily, "God is greater than I even thought! Not only did He lead the whole nation of Israel through the Red Sea, He topped it off by drowning the whole Egyptian army in 10-inches of water!"
ooh ho, he could not have been more fervent.
Monday, November 05, 2007
An old fellow had been in the north woods for weeks by himself, camping out. Each night at dusk he built a campfire, boiled water for coffee, and took out his skillet to fry up some bacon for dinner. As he was sitting by the fire one night, the water boiling and the bacon sizzling, he heard a tremendous racket in the brush. The sound was like a roaring freight train, and as trees fell over and branches snapped, the biggest bear he’d ever seen lumbered into the clearing. On the bear’s back was a tough-looking hombre holding a seven-foot live rattlesnake in his hands.
The man shouted and screamed as he brought the bear to a skidding halt, bit the head off the rattlesnake, and flung it into the brush. Then he slid off the bear’s back, turned, and hit him between the eyes, knocking him unconscious. The camper was speechless as this wild-eyed renegade walked over to the fire, tossed the boiling coffee down his throat, drank the hot grease from the skillet, and ate all of the bacon in one bite. As he wiped his hands with poison ivy and slapped the bear back to consciousness, he turned to the camper and said, “Partner, I’m sorry I can’t stay around and visit with you a while, but I have got to keep moving ‘cause a real bad dude is chasing me!”